Thursday, March 13, 2014

"THE FOLK SINGER" - Pen and Ink, Ink Wash, circa 1965

"The Folk Singer" , (circa 1965) - 10" x 12"
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In the late '50's and through the '60's folk music was the newest form of popular music expression, and Richard followed the scene. Here is his humorous rendition of a fictitious folk singer, mouth wide and lips curled, singing his song and strumming his guitar. Rendered in a free-flowing, loose impressionistic style akin to various jazz influenced illustrations of that era. This was done in pen and ink, and ink wash tones on illustration board.

"The Folk Singer" (detail)
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